Stephen Fry among celebs weighing in on Boris Johnson resignation news

Stephen Fry addressed the news on Twitter. (Getty)
Stephen Fry addressed the news on Twitter. (Getty)

Stephen Fry was among the celebs to weigh in after it emerged that Boris Johnson would step down, tweeting: “He’s going! Bless my soul.”

Several stars took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Thursday, after it was reported that the Prime Minister was likely to resign.

QI star Fry said he thought the PM should go quickly.

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“He just couldn’t do the decent thing and step aside at once,” he tweeted.

Photo by: KGC-254/STAR MAX/IPx 2022 7/6/22 Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for Parliament to attend Prime Minister's Questions and a Liaison Committee Session on 6th July 2022 in London, England, UK. Johnson warned Conservative MPs that he intends to stay on as plotters in his party gather to discuss a potential new confidence vote amid waves of ministerial resignations.
Boris Johnson is expected to resign. (KGC-254/STAR MAX/IPx 2022)

“He doubtless pictures himself as an unleashed buccaneering, cavalier swashbuckler rather than the rogue elephant he is, trampling down what’s left of our democracy.

"Oh and oy and oomph, such days.”

Piers Morgan also shared his thoughts.

He tweeted: “Boris Johnson resigning as Prime Minister, but wants to stay on until October until new leader is announced. This seems preposterous - surely he has to go now?”

Matt Lucas – who did a hilarious impersonation of Johnson on The Great British Bake Off – joked that he was quitting.

Matt Lucas discovers more about his Jewish grandmother. (Wall to Wall Media)
Matt Lucas said he's retiring as a Boris impersonator. (Wall to Wall Media)

"I resign as Boris’s impersonator," he posted.

League Of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss tweeted: “I won’t believe it till there’s a stake through his heart and the ground he’s coffined in is sewn with salt.”

Peter Lord, of Aardman Animations, said simply: "Jubilation."

The Have I Got News For You Twitter page joked: "BREAKING: Thousands of work events reported across the UK."

Olly Alexander of Years & Years revealed he was happy with the news.

Olly Alexander performs during the Raise the Roof fundraiser organised by Jools Holland at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2022.
Olly Alexander said he was pleased. (PA)

"Very glad to see Boris go now I’d like all the Conservatives to go next," he wrote.

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Commenting on the wait for the official announcement, comedian David Baddiel tweeted: “I think many people will be feeling the same thing at this deeply historical moment, which is FFS do the resignation speech soon as I have to go out later this morning and I really want to sit here making fun of it.”

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